Tackling Veterans’ homelessness: A Call to Action – pledge your support

We asking you to pledge your support and to update you on some very positive developments on our quest to eliminate Veterans’ homelessness following our reception at the House of Lords in March.

The University of York research that we launched at the reception highlights how some ex-Service personnel slip through the net and end up homeless after leaving the Armed Forces. Evidence suggests that well over a thousand ex-service personnel each year require urgent support to find accommodation.

On the back of this research we developed a Call to Action to help tackle this important issue.

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Cobseo Housing Cluster wins the FiMT Working Together Award at the Soldier on Awards

The Cobseo Housing Cluster received the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) Working Together Award at the Soldiering on Awards on Friday 20th April, at a special ceremony at Westminster Bridge Park Plaza.

The Cluster is a combination of 30 veterans’ housing organizations and charities formed to provide veteran specific housing and create an integrated veterans’ housing sector, with clear pathways for ex-Service personnel and their families in housing need to move into permanent homes.

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5th October – Walking With The Wounded, the RFEA and Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR) proudly present the Veterans’ Transitional Event.

The aim of the event is to provide ex-servicemen and women with access to job opportunities, work experience, training and volunteering. The day will provide the opportunity to network with many distinguished organisations such as Barclays UK, XPO Logistics and FDM Group amongst others. It will also provide useful links to organisations that provide veteran support in the wider community.

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Morrisons Foundation Gives Veterans Charity a Lift

The Morrisons Foundation is supporting the work of ex-Service Charity Scottish Veterans Residences with a £10,000 donation.

The donation will be used to refurbish the lift at Rosendael, a housing support service in Dundee for veterans facing hardship, and will ensure that people with mobility needs can make best use of the facilities on offer.

Scottish Veterans Residences was established in Edinburgh in 1910 and has centres for veterans in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. The charity supports around 200 veterans of all ages every year.

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New Chairman for Scottish Veterans Charity

Brigadier George Lowder MBE has been appointed as the new chairman of Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR), taking over the role from Major General Mark Strudwick CBE who has stepped down after serving at the helm of the charity for the past 15 years.

SVR provide high quality residential accommodation and support services for homeless ex-service men and women of all ages. Through their housing facilities in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow the charity supports around 200 UK military veterans and their spouses each year across Scotland.

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New Contemplation Garden to Open as Rosendael Marks Centenary of Poignant Somme Anniversary

Rosendael, a housing facility for ex-UK Armed Forces personnel, will today (Thursday, 18 August) officially open a new commemoration garden to honour the generosity of the Kyd family who bequeathed the home to support the nation’s military veterans. The event also marks the poignant anniversary of the death of the family’s relative, Frank Proctor Kyd, who died in the Battle of the Somme a century ago on this day.

Second Lieutenant Frank Proctor Kyd was a Dundee native who served with the East Surrey Regiment in the First World War. His death, along with thousands of other Scottish soldiers in the Great War, had a profound impact on the Kyd family who gifted their Broughty Ferry home to the charity Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR) in 1932.

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